Prince Igor

By jnrlog
Written March 02, 2014
The production from the Metropolitan Opera was wonderful. The transmission was more than adequate with the exception of a brief problem that occurred at the Metropolitan Opera House. The only problem in the at the Regal was that the auditorium was exceptionally cold for more than an hour during the first part of the broadcast. Many of the patrons had to seek out someone in the management of the theater and request that the air conditioning be adjusted. After this was done , the audience which was mainly composed of senior citicizen , was able of enjoy the performance.
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Prince Igor

By jhdexter
Written March 02, 2014
This was a great performance marred only by a very poor management of the interior lights at New Roc and an extremely poor set of choices regarding the level of gain for the loudspeakers. I think the audience is primarily between the ages of 55 and 80. Careless management of the lights is dangerous and could result in a fall or worse. Opera is 50% visual and 50% musical. It is not a rock concert. Distortion is totally wrong. Buzzing treble notes do not belong. Put somebody in the auditorium with some sense of how the music should sound, and how the audience should be kept safe.
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Memorable experience

By myersdejl
Written March 05, 2014
Everything about this opera was spectacular! Loved the all-Russian cast and particularly the director's interpretation of the story. The orchestra, singers, and dancers were all at top-form. And the staging was incredible. I've talked and talked about this production - despite the length of this opera, I was totally engrossed and spell-bound from start to finish. What a great opportunity for those of us who don't have face-to-face access to the Met.
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Igor is the name of this prince

By charlieharmon8
Written March 03, 2014
Igor's a confused character, and he doesn't get the best arias in this tale of the worst years of his life. But what a production! Great soloists; the Met took great pains to assemble this cast. Yet nearly outdone by the Met chorus. That ensemble has improved drastically in recent years. There's much for the chorus to do in "Prince Igor" and this time they rise to the task. The production values are high-end, but I found the story-telling murky toward the end (I'm not a fan of this director). What saves this production is the music. I last saw "Prince Igor" fifty years ago, and as a piece of music it is just as lush and glorious as I remember. But as drama, well, it's a little thin. Plus it is LONG. Well over four hours, including the Met's relaxed intermissions. Wait - did I say relaxed? The most gripping drama happens backstage during those intermissions! It's worth spending $24 to see the stage crew at work. Those guys (and gals) know their stuff. Kudos!
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Prince Igor

By bassoI
Written March 02, 2014
A truly wonderful, spectacular production, though perhaps a bit long, but that is the length of the work. The singing is beautiful. Ildar who played Prince Igor has such a beautiful voice as did the other leads. The staging and orchestral playing was top notch also. I probably would not run out to see it immediately again, but it is a work one knows about and finally have had a chance to experience. After all who doesn't know "A Stranger In Paradise" and the Polovtsian Dances. Now we know where they came from. It is not a production of kids. Everything about the work is top notch.
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